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Christmas season begins in Jefferson City

Christmas season begins in Jefferson City

Traditional area events get under way

December 1st, 2011 in News

Brittany Wolken grabs a candy cane to determine which prizes she won at the News Tribune's Candy Cane House on Friday at Downtown Living Windows. To view this and other photographs, visit

Photo by Stephen Brooks

As December begins, so do Christmas season celebrations in Jefferson City.

Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting

The sixth annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will be held at 6 p.m. today at Rotary Park at the end of Bolivar Street.

Living Windows

A longtime Jefferson City tradition continues this year with Living Windows, in its 23rd year, from 6-9 p.m. Friday in the downtown area.

Candlelight Tours

Tours of the Governor's Mansion will be given from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Come to the Manger

The 10th annual Come to the Manger event will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Christmas Parade

The 72nd annual Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the downtown area.